Sunday, November 30, 2008

Acts 1

Jared and I are a part of a married couples small group that meets every Thursday night. We really enjoy the fellowship and opportunity to discuss different questions we have about faith and life. We are really looking forward to our upcoming study on the book of Acts. A few years ago (back when I was in that was a while ago!) I had done a study through the book and really really loved it! There is so much depth, amazing stories, the beginning of "the church", the filling of the Holy Spirit etc. Tonight in preparation for the study we read Acts 1 together and started discussing different questions we have about the Holy Spirit such as:

-Is the Holy Spirit something we inherit when we "accept Jesus"? Or is there a defining moment that occurs later on?
-Since the Holy Spirit is at work prior to the New Testament, why did the disciples not have the Holy Spirit until Jesus left?
-Is there a difference between feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit?
-As seen in the OT (see 1 Samuel 19) what's with an evil spirit coming from the Lord?
-What does evidence of the Holy Spirit look like?
-How come the filling of the Holy Spirit moment for the disciples is recorded while not for others? Did it look differently for others? Does it look differently today?

Just a few simple questions we've been tossing stuff and lots of thinking. I know there is now simple answer to any of these, but I know it's good to think about the Lord and to become conformed to be more like Him! I look forward to our study!!
~Angela M.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Recent Pic of Random Hats

This picture is me and Jared. I am a dork and he is mostly normal

~Angela M.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

All I Want For Christmas Is...

Well far many years, you go through the typical asking from family and friends "what do you want for Christmas this year?" I usually just say, "nothing" and then people still get me stuff. Then sometimes I come up with a small list of things I would like, for instance in years past it has been: "guitar strings, socks, hats, books etc.". With us now living in Washington next to several snowboarding opportunities, there is one thing I would like for Chrismas:

A Lift Ticket.

I don't even care where it is to (well you know relatively close I suppose) Oh ya, and I would also like:


~Angela M.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I saw this on someone elses blog and thought it would be fun to complete.
The BOLD ITEMS are things I have done:)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child-SOMEDAY!!!!
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables-Hopefully next summer:)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person-more times then I can count!
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life-spiritually speaking yes
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one-my father in law
94. Had a baby-Someday!!!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Not bad for only being a 27 year old!!! The things I look forward to doing the most are having kids and adopting them!!! WooHoo!! Maybe in a few more years:)
~Angela M.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Communion Bread:

So today at church we took communion at the end of the service. Everything was going really well-we were singing some songs, worshipping the Lord. Good times. Then as dad came up at the end of the service and says this "I apologize to those of you who didn't get to take communion today due to the fact that we ran out of bread. I was desperately racing around trying to find some more bread, so I ran into the kitchen, threw open the fridge and saw some pizza dough. I stuck it in the microwave to see if I could get it to work...but it didn't."
Lots and lots of laughter:)

~Angela M.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Random Rain Running

So since Jared and I started P90X a while ago I have not been running since the workouts are really intense. We've recently missed a few days of our workout, so I wanted to just get moving before we do our Kenpo DVD today. I also had lots on my mind, so I decided running would be the good thing to do. Except it is like 40 degrees outside and raining. But for some reason that didn't stop me. Then as I started running, trying to decide what route I wanted to do, I got a really stupid idea. "What if I run down the new Midway path, and then back up". Everytime Jared and I see someone running up the hill, we always comment how they must be insane. So today. I was the insane woman. I went almost 3 miles. Boo ya.

*picture is not actual road. actual road is much longer and steeper*
~Angela M.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Jared and Angela Date Day:

So last week Jared and I went to Coeur D'Alene ID for a fun day out. Here are a few pics of our good times:)

~Angela M.